Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Community Garden program helps community members and organizations create thriving community gardens. Through the program, TAFB manages the Learning Garden where community members learn about effective gardening techniques while they help tend the garden and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables that are distributed to those in need.
Each week, volunteers are invited to come to the TAFB Learning Garden to help plant and harvest fruits and vegetables, pull weeds and learn new gardening skills. Volunteers also help out in TAFB’s Kindred Spirits Kitchen Garden located on the grounds of the organization’s Dorothy and Norman M. Kronick building at 2525 Cullen St. in Fort Worth.
In addition, TAFB provides garden tours and regular workshops on gardening techniques at the TAFB Learning Garden. The garden is located next to Ridglea Christian Church and The Glass House at 3251 Sappington Place in Fort Worth.
Why Community Gardening?
Here are some ways community gardening helps create sustainable solutions to address hunger.
- Food-Secure Communities: increases food security and self-reliance.
- Healthy People: increases vegetable intake and physical activity; freshly harvested produce maximizes nutritional content of food
- Healthy Budgets: saves money on food bills over time
- Manage Resources: turns trash into treasure through repurposing and composting otherwise wasted resources.
- Build Community: fosters community identity and spirit
- Create Local Culture: reconnects people with nature and each other.
- Healthy Land: makes beneficial use of vacant or unproductive spaces
For more information on the Community Garden program, contact us by email.
Tarrant Area Food Bank is an equal opportunity provider. Read USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.